1970–71 St. Louis Blues season

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1970–71 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd West
1970–71 record 34-25-19
Home record 23-7-9
Road record 11-18-10[1]
Goals for 223
Goals against 208
Team information
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Scotty Bowman
Al Arbour
Captain Red Berenson
Al Arbour
Arena St. Louis Arena
Average attendance 18,238[2] (102.6%)
Team leaders
Goals Christian Bordeleau (21)
Assists Frank St. Marseille (32)
Points Christian Bordeleau (53)
Penalties in minutes Barclay Plager (172)
Plus/minus Christian Bordeleau (14)
Wins Ernie Wakely (20)
Goals against average Glenn Hall (2.42)
<1969–70 1971–72>

The 1970–71 St. Louis Blues season was the St. Louis Blues' 4th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

The Blues began the 1970–71 season with high hopes after making a trip to the stanley cup in the 1969–70 season. They purchased Christian Bordeleau from the Montreal Canadiens, who led the team in scoring and finished in the top five in game winning goals[3] that season. They also sold hall of famer Jacques Plante to the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4]

During this season the Blues saw the most ties in their history (19), as well as most home ties (9), and the fewest home losses (7).[5]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

West Division[6]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 78 49 20 9 277 184 +93 107
2 St. Louis Blues 78 34 25 19 223 208 +15 87
3 Philadelphia Flyers 78 28 33 17 207 225 -18 −18 73
4 Minnesota North Stars 78 28 34 16 191 223 -32 −32 72
5 Los Angeles Kings 78 25 40 13 239 303 -64 −64 63
6 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 21 37 20 221 240 -19 −19 62
7 California Golden Seals 78 20 53 5 199 320 -121 −121 45


Schedule and results[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Blues points Opponent's score Record Streak Points
1 October 10 Rangers W 3 1 1-0-0 W1 2
2 October 12 Canucks W 4 1 2-0-0 W2 4
3 October 14 @Maple Leafs L 3 7 2-1-0 L1 4
4 October 17 Sabres W 4 1 3-1-0 W1 6
5 October 18 @Black Hawks T 2 2 3-1-1 T1 7
6 October 21 @Golden Seals T 2 2 3-1-2 T2 8
7 October 23 @Canucks T 1 1 3-1-3 T3 9
8 October 24 @Kings L 1 3 3-2-3 L1 9
9 October 28 Golden Seals W 3 2 4-2-3 W1 11
10 October 31 Kings W 3 0 5-2-3 W2 13
11 November 5 @Bruins W 2 0 6-2-3 W3 15
12 November 7 @North Stars T 1 1 6-2-4 T1 16
13 November 12 Red Wings W 2 1 7-2-4 W1 18
14 November 14 Canadiens T 1 1 7-2-5 T1 19
15 November 15 @Flyers W 2 1 8-2-5 W1 21
16 November 17 North Stars L 3 5 8-3-5 L1 21
17 November 19 @Penguins W 1 0 9-3-5 W1 23
18 November 21 Black Hawks T 3 3 9-3-6 T1 24
19 November 24 Bruins T 5 5 9-3-7 T2 25
20 November 26 Maple Leafs W 1 0 10-3-7 W1 27
21 November 28 Canucks W 5 1 11-3-7 W2 29
22 December 2 @Rangers L 2 4 11-4-7 L1 29
23 December 3 @Canadiens L 3 6 11-5-7 L2 29
24 December 5 Red Wings W 3 0 12-5-7 W1 31
25 December 6 @Red Wings W 4 2 13-5-7 W2 33
26 December 9 Flyers L 2 5 13-6-7 L1 33
27 December 11 Penguins W 3 2 14-6-7 W1 35
28 December 13 @Flyers T 2 2 14-6-8 T1 36
29 December 15 North Stars W 2 1 15-6-8 W1 38
30 December 16 @Black Hawks L 3 8 15-7-8 L1 38
31 December 19 Bruins L 1 7 15-8-8 L2 38
32 December 23 Canadiens T 2 2 15-8-9 T1 39
33 December 26 North Stars T 1 1 15-8-10 T2 40
34 December 27 @Rangers T 4 4 15-8-11 T3 41
35 December 30 Flyers W 5 2 16-8-11 W1 43
36 January 2 @Canucks W 3 1 17-8-11 W2 45
37 January 3 @Kings W 7 3 18-8-11 W3 47
38 January 6 @Golden Seals L 3 6 18-9-11 L3 47
39 January 9 Canucks T 2 2 18-9-12 T1 48
40 January 10 Rangers L 2 4 18-10-12 L1 48
41 January 12 Golden Seals W 8 2 19-10-12 W1 50
42 January 14 @Sabres L 1 2 19-11-12 L1 50
43 January 16 Black Hawks W 3 2 20-11-12 W1 52
44 January 21 @North Stars L 3 5 20-12-12 L1 52
45 January 23 Sabres W 7 1 21-12-12 W1 54
46 January 27 @Canadiens L 3 5 21-13-12 L1 54
47 January 28 @Red Wings T 1 1 21-13-13 T1 55
48 January 31 @Bruins L 0 6 21-14-13 L1 55
49 February 3 @Maple Leafs L 2 6 21-15-13 L2 55
50 February 5 Penguins T 2 2 21-15-14 T1 56
51 February 7 @Flyers W 6 2 22-15-14 W1 58
52 February 9 Maple Leafs T 3 3 22-15-15 T1 59
53 February 11 Bruins L 3 5 22-16-15 L1 59
54 February 13 Rangers W 2 1 23-16-15 W1 61
55 February 14 @Rangers L 1 2 23-17-15 L1 61
56 February 16 Golden Seals W 5 1 24-17-15 W1 63
57 February 20 @Maple Leafs L 1 3 24-18-15 L1 63
58 February 21 @Sabres W 3 1 25-18-15 W1 65
59 February 24 @Penguins T 5 5 25-18-16 T1 66
60 February 25 @Red Wings W 3 1 26-18-16 W1 68
61 February 27 @Canadiens L 2 3 26-19-16 L1 68
62 March 3 Black Hawks L 1 5 26-20-16 L1 68
63 March 5 Maple Leafs W 3 1 27-20-16 W1 70
64 March 7 @Bruins L 1 4 27-21-16 L1 70
65 March 9 Kings L 0 4 27-22-16 L2 70
66 March 10 @North Stars L 0 4 27-23-16 L3 70
67 March 13 Sabres W 9 0 28-23-16 W1 72
68 March 14 @Black Hawks T 4 4 28-23-17 T1 73
69 March 16 Canadiens W 6 2 29-23-17 W1 75
70 March 18 @Sabres L 3 5 29-24-17 L1 75
71 March 20 Red Wings W 2 1 30-24-17 W1 77
72 March 23 @Canucks L 1 4 30-25-17 L1 77
73 March 26 @Golden Seals W 8 5 31-25-17 W1 79
74 March 27 @Kings W 6 3 32-25-17 W2 81
75 March 30 Kings W 4 3 33-25-17 W3 83
76 April 1 Flyers T 1 1 33-25-18 T1 84
77 April 3 Penguins W 4 3 34-25-18 W1 86
78 April 4 @Penguins T 1 1 34-25-19 T1 87

Postseason[edit]

Date Visitors Score Home Score Series
April 7 Minnesota 3 St. Louis 2 0-1
April 8 Minnesota 2 St. Louis 4 1-1
April 10 St. Louis 3 Minnesota 0 2-1
April 11 St. Louis 1 Minnesota 2 2-2
April 13 Minnesota 4 St. Louis 3 2-3
April 14 St. Louis 2 Minnesota 5 2-4

Minnesota wins series 4-2.

Statistics[edit]

Skater statistics[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Christian Bordeleau 21 78 21 32 53 48 5 0 1 1 17
Bill Sutherland 68 19 20 39 41 1 0 0 0 0
Frank St. Marseille 9 77 19 32 51 26 6 2 1 3 4
Jim Lorentz 19 76 19 21 40 34 6 0 1 1 4
Red Berenson 7 45 16 26 42 12
Garry Unger 28 15 14 29 41 6 3 2 5 20
George Morrison 10 73 15 10 25 6 3 0 0 0 0
Tim Ecclestone 14 47 15 24 39 34
Gary Sabourin 11 59 14 17 31 56
Craig Cameron 16 78 14 6 20 32 6 2 0 2 4
Jimmy Roberts 6 72 13 18 31 77 6 2 1 3 11
Bill McCreary, Sr. 15 68 9 10 19 16 6 1 2 3 0
Fran Huck 29 7 8 15 18 6 1 2 3 2
Terry Crisp 12 54 5 11 16 13 6 1 0 1 2
Wayne Connelly 28 5 16 21 9 6 2 1 3 0
Barclay Plager 8 69 4 20 24 172 6 0 3 3 10
Noel Picard 4 75 3 8 11 119 6 1 1 2 26
Bob Wall 2 25 2 4 6 4
Carl Brewer 19 2 9 11 29 5 0 2 2 8
Curt Bennett 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brit Selby 56 1 4 5 23
Larry Keenan 18 10 1 3 4 0
John Arbour 53 1 6 7 81 5 0 0 0 0
Bob Plager 5 70 1 19 20 114 6 0 2 2 4
Jean-Guy Talbot 17 5 0 0 0 6
Norm Dennis 22 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Larry Hornung 1 0 0 0 0
Al Arbour 22 0 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 6
Bill Plager 23 36 0 3 3 45 1 0 0 0 2
Ab McDonald 20 20 0 5 5 6

Goalie statistics[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Ernie Wakely 31 51 2859 20 14 11 133 3 90.4 2.79 3 180 2 1 7 1 2.33
Glenn Hall 1 32 1761 13 11 8 71 3 91.6 2.42 3 180 0 3 9 0 3.00
Michel Plasse 1 60 1 0 0 3 0 91.7% 3.00

Roster[edit]

1970–1971 St. Louis Blues Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ databasehockey.com
  2. ^ blues.nhl.com
  3. ^ hockey-reference.com
  4. ^ St. Louis Blues History at blues.nhl.com
  5. ^ All-Time Team Records at blues.nhl.com
  6. ^ "1970–1971 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.